B.C.S. BULLETIN TO OLD BOYS ON ACTIVE SERVICE
OLD BOYS NOTES
Fallon is training at
at Petawawa. ... Lt .
joined AC2 ' s are David
is in the Army. . . James
Len Webster is a Flt/Lt. and has been serving in the Middle East. Al
Robinson is overseas with the Black Watch and writes that he has seen
Bill Molson, Bill Doheny, Phil Mackenzie, Egan Chambers and Allan
Boswell, all of that regiment. . . . Rich Peck is transferring from RA
to RCAF . ... R.W. Roberts is in the Army overseas. . . . Frankie Winser
when last heard of was serving on the Pacific the RCNVR and expecting
a transfer to the RN. . . . Paul Colditz, 2nd Bn. Royal Rifles of
Canada, has been taking a course at Kingston. . . Ted MacTier, Dave
McConnell and John Ramsey are in the RCAF Derek Atkinson is in
the RCNVR. . . . Bobbie Stairs came second out of fifty in his first
term's work at the Royal Naval College. ... J.C. Reid is overseas as a
Lieutenant in the RCASC... Henry Holden, Prep master, is a F/0 RCAF
attached RAF, and has been married since going overseas.... Henry
Federer is with the 31st (Alberta) Reconnaissance Reg ' t . . . . Donald
Teakle is a Rifleman in the 2nd Bn. Royal Rifles. . . . J.C. and S.A.
Cothran are Lieuts in the U.S. Army. . . Flt/Lt Andrew Breakey was
listed in December as missing. . . . P/0 Peter Holt is overseas flying
bombers.... Gnr. J.N. Mercer has transferred from the 1/57 Bty. RCA
to No. 1 Can. Radio Location Unit.... AC2 R.
Dunnville, Ont . ... Lt . G. Harley is training
Herbert Thornhill is at Brockville. . . . Newly
Williamson and John Shuter. . . . Gerrie Hanson
Munster, RCNVR, is at HMCS Cornwallis, Halifax. . . . P.G. Leslie is
listed as missing... F/0 George Winters Ferry Command, was married on
Feb. 6th.... D.K. Drury, Capt . Cameron Highlanders of Can., is now
GSO 3 (Intelligence) at HQ, MDl, London, Ont... Capt. J.G. Ross,
Royal Rifles of Canada, is liaison officer with Lt . Col. F.W. Clarke,
S.A.A.G. in Ottawa.... "Joe" Cockfield, at BCS about 1911, is now in
the Army on the West Coast. . . . Brig. Philip Earnshaw is now a Deputy
Chief of the General Staff - that makes two out of four for BCS Old
Boys. . . . George and Mac Clarke are both stationed at Ottawa. ... Lt .
Col. Lex Smith is on the staff of the District Depot, Quebec; Royal
Fusiliers. . . . Mr. MacGowan, once a Prep master, is a Lieut, now at
Brockville.... Lieut. P.B. Hughes, RCNVR, is on the staff of the RN
College, Esquimault . . . Mr. MacPhail, once chemistry teacher, is in
the Army. . . "Joe" Nixon is in the Ferry Command. . . H.E. MacKenzie is
overseas with the Grenadier Guards, 4th Can. Armoured Division...
Lieut. CD. Sewell is overseas with the 8th Recce Battalion.... I.L.
Sewell is a private at Huntingdon Training Centre. . . . Russell F.
Murray, at BCS 1932, has been overseas since 1941 and is a P/0 in a
Hurricane Fighter Squadron.... A. Ronald Murray, at BCS 1932, was
with the British Ministry of Aircraft Production, and has transferred
to the Canadian Dept . of Munitions and Supply as a cost investigator
of Munitions contracts. . . Colin Rankin, RMR, is an Acting Major
R.K. Boswell has been promoted to Captain in the Royal Engineers...
R.R. McLernon has been promoted to Captain. He was with the 5th Light
AA Bty, and is now with a heavy battery at the School of Artillery in
England.... John Churchill-Smith, Sub/Lieut, RCNVR, is serving
with the RN in European waters. . . . David Landry and Bob Powell are
ratings in the RCNVR. . . . David Wanklyn is taking an NCO course at
Brockville Brian Lynn is in the Army. . . .
For many of the above notes we are indebted to Colonel,
C.G.M. Grier, Director of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets.
A Lent Term with plenty of cold weather and snow has seen the hockey
and ski creases working overtime. The first hockey team is playing in
a local league and doing nicely under Gerry Wiggett ' s coaching. The
line-up is Bill Price in goal, Sheppard, and Hampson on defence. Bono
Pitfield as centre of first line with Trev Evans (Capt) and Pete Aird
as wings, while the second line is made up of Finley or Lemieux,
centre, with McBoyle and Morkill as wings. In case some readers who
have only just left the School come out with the usual "Those little
shrimps on the first team? What's the School coming to?" remark, we
might remind them that shrimps grow and the first six mentioned are
now over six feet - probably the heaviest first line we have had for
years. The LCC match should have been played by now, but had to be
postponed, and will probably take place with the Ashbury game next
The first ski team cleaned up in the Eastern Townships Inter-
scholastic Meet at North Hatley, Johnny Tyler winning the individual
trophy and the team getting the cup for the best teem score among some
five schools. The junior team came second in its division, and one of
its members, Boyd, won the junior individual trophy. The ski platoon
complete with parkas, packs, skis home-made snowshoes, is one of three
platoons from E.T. Schools taking part in a scheme at North Hatley in
a few days, and is supplying the Company Commander for the event.
Mr. Moffat of Chapman House is the father of a new daughter, Barbara
Ann, while Mr. Patriquin of Williams House is the father of a new son,
The Players' Club is producing Ian Hay's play "Housemaster" on March
3rd.... tickets and programmes are being printed on the School's own
presses, now in operation in Mr. Pattison's basement under the expert
guidance of Mr. Pattison and Mr. Sauerbrei, the Chaplain.
The scope of Cadet Training has been enlarged, and there are now
classes on the regular timetable for such studies as signalling, first
aid, map reading, and the internal combustion engine.
While a new questionnaire will be sent out, as soon as the press can
get it printed, to all possible home addresses of old Boys' who may be
on Active Service, please do not hesitate to send us news of yourself
and other Old Boys whom you may have run into. . . . address such notes
to The Editor, BCS Bulletin, and you will be helping not only to
supply material for this bulletin, but also in the compilation of the
School War Book and the Old Boys' Notes in the Midsummer issue of the
School Magazine.. Keep us up to date in such matters as your unit,
rank and promotions, and any other items that can be told without
hurting the censor's feelings. ABOVE ALL, if you meet any Old Boys who
are not receiving this Bulletin, send us their address, or get them to
Since writing these notes it has been brought to our attention that
Lt . G. Harley has recently acquired a wife.